Category Archives: 401(k)

A Financial Snapshot of the Average American

Averages are a funny thing. I remember a teacher’s example: A guy had his head in the oven and his feet in the refrigerator. When asked how he felt, he said, “On average, pretty good.” Averages can be an odd … Continue reading

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Some Tax Breaks Are Cuter Than Others

Daddy loves his little tax break, yes he does!

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Hedge Funds Are Now Buying Stocks While Retail Investors Sell

After a slow, steady grind higher throughout the month of January, stocks hit a rough patch at the end of last week. Since then, the S&P 500 has been trading sideways. We have noted how, based on weekly data from … Continue reading

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The 9 Steps I Took To Get My Finances Back On Track

I asked for tips from a trio of financial whizzes who broke down a few actions us 20-somethings can take today to start to getting our money on the right track. Here’s how I did it and you can too. 1) Know … Continue reading

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How Good Is Your Company’s 401(k)?

How Good Is Your Company’s 401(k)? Before deciding where to stash your retirement savings, make sure you put your company plan to the test Before you stuff the bulk of your retirement savings in your 401(k), it’s worth taking a … Continue reading

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13 Money Tips For 2013

13 money tips for 2013 Next year is going to be a long one if you suffer from triskaidekaphobia, fear of the number 13. To lessen the anxiety, consider these 13 money tips for 2013. 1. Track your expenses. Almost … Continue reading

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10 Tips To Beat Investing Inertia In 2013

10 tips to beat investing inertia in 2013 Let’s get you thinking about improving how you manage your finances in the coming year. My theme this year is fighting inertia. We tend to go with the status quo. Inertia is … Continue reading

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8 Ways To Protect Your Finances From A Fiscal Cliff Fall

Eight Ways To Protect Your Finances From A Fiscal Cliff Fall Even if President Barack Obama and Congressional leaders somehow manage to patch together a last minute deal to avoid going over the “fiscal cliff” on New Year’s Day, Washington’s … Continue reading

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